Copper Pendant with Copper and Turquoise Beads on Leather Cord
I Handcrafted the textured 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" warm Copper Pendant. Alongside the earthy pendant is 12mm Etched Copper beads and copper spacers and 14mm Stabilized Turquoise Rondelle Beads. All are hung on a brown Leather Cord that is closed with my handcrafted hook and eye clasp.The total length of this necklace measures 20 inches.
COPPER is a reddish gold metal that patinas to a warm brown. The oldest known metal, it was associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart, Venus. The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000BC found in Iraq. Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around 5000BC and a 1000 or so years later it was being used in pottery in North Africa
Keeping copper clean and dry, removing any oil or perspiration helps prevent oxidation. Although it can tarnish over time, copper resists tarnish better than many other jewelry metals (including sterling which turns black). When it does oxidize it takes on a soft brown, antiqued color as it darkens, a much sought after "vintage" look in jewelry. The tarnish on copper can be easily removed if you prefer a bright look. If you do prefer the bright look, keep your copper piece in an air tight bag or jewelry box to prevent tarnish when not wearing. In addition, Copper jewelry is often considered to have healing properties.
If you need an adjustment in the size of any of my artisan items, just email me with your request and I will let you know if it is possible. If you see something you like but would prefer a different color, let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you. I do take custom orders and will be happy to work with you to create your perfect piece.
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